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10/14/2014
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Why youth voting matters in this midterm election. Originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun.

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03/10/2014
Resource

Avoid The Debt Trap provides you with the tools to avoid misleading and predatory practices by financial institutions and the knowledge you need to protect yourself, empowering students as financial consumers. This guide will help you understand and manage the basics of personal finance: banks, bank accounts, ATMs, bank fees, credit & debit cards, credit scores, budgeting, debt collection, ID theft, and financial privacy.

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02/10/2014
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Universities and colleges across the country are taking steps to encourage their communities, students, faculty and staff to decrease their reliance on personal vehicles. These efforts are working well – saving money for universities, improving the quality of life in college towns, and giving today’s students experience in living life without depending on a personal car.

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01/27/2014
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The cost of college textbooks has skyrocketed in recent years. To students and families already struggling to afford high tuition and fees, an additional $1,200 per year on books and supplies can be the breaking point.

As publishers keep costs high by pumping out new editions and selling books bundled with software, students are forced to forgo book purchases or otherwise undermine their academic progress.

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PIRG In The News

KMTR

Sunday, November 6th, 2011, about 30 students from across the Pacific Northwest stopped by five different sororities and fraternities around the UO campus to help tenants weatherize and save electricity.

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The Siskiyou

It makes no sense that a box of Twinkies is less expensive than a bag of carrots

 

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The Mail Tribune

Southern Oregon University students will hold an energy conservation fair for elementary and middle school students from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the McNeal Building's small gymnasium at SOU's Ashland campus.

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The Oregonian

Remember Dan Aykroyd and the Bag O' Glass toy on "Saturday Night Live...

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